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[BKARTS] Minnesota Center for Book Arts seeks Artistic Director



Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) seeks a full-time Artistic Director to provide artistic leadership to a fast growing, vibrant and diverse community of artists, educators, adult learners and youth.

The Artistic Director is responsible for articulating an artistic vision and leading the community to the realization of that vision.  The position directly administers all artistic programs, exhibitions and publications. The position reports to the Executive Director.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and contact information for three references. Submission deadline is May 1, 2004. Send to: MCBA Artistic Director Search, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 1011 Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, MN  55415. No phone calls please.

Qualifications
?BA or BFA degree with an advanced degree preferred.
?Minimum of five years experience in program administration, budget management and teaching or related fields is required.
?Please demonstrate experience working with, encouraging and nurturing diverse groups of artists.  Proven ability to grow programs is considered a plus.  The ideal candidate will enjoy and encourage collaborations and partnerships between artists from all media and experiences and between MCBA and other arts organizations within the Twin Cities and nationally.
?This position requires excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to lead and persuade others, excellent oral and written communication skills, strong administrative skills, good judgment and passionate leadership.
?Experience with and passion for book arts is required, but artists from all media will be considered, as will art historians, curators, graphic designers and exhibit designers.

Compensation
?Salary is competitive based on the market and applicant?s qualifications.
?Benefits include health and dental plans, paid vacation and holidays and discounts for classes and shop purchases.

About MCBA
Established in 1983, MCBA is the most comprehensive independent book arts facility in the nation.  MCBA engages diverse artists and learners in exploring the vitality of the book arts through classes, exhibitions, youth programs, a retail shop and other participatory programs. For more information, visit www.mnbookarts.org.

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